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READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ Dodging Satan î In this humorous coming of age story Bridget Flagherty a student at St Michael’s Catholic school outside Boston in the 60s and 70s takes refuge in her wacky misunderstandings of Bible Stories and Catholic beliefs to avoid the problems of her IrishItalian family life Her musings on sadistic nuns domestic violenceG with how God and men treat women Her Italian female relatives glamorous Santa Anna black and blue Aunt Maria sophisticated Eleanor with a New York ‘Fellini pageboy’ offer sensual alternatives to the repression of her immediate family She prays fervently that “despite God’s bizarre treatment of married women some girls might still discover ways to have a great time without being a nun” Dodging Satan is the flip side of l'Histoire d'une Âme by Saint Thérèse of Lisieux authored by a twentieth century American girl chomping on a blue gum cigar while she talks to a confidant about God and se. If you are looking for something a little different to read Dodging Satan by Kathleen McCormick is a great choice While I didn't have the experience of attending a Catholic school I could easily relate to this book having been raised as a Catholic I absolutely loved Bridget's character She is completely relatable and is trying to discover herself Meshed between the two cultures of Irish and Italian this is a fun read Bridget just doesn't seem to fit in anywhere in her crazy family or anywhere else for that matter There are a lot of funny moments some really are a reach but funny regardless The scenes with the Aunts are especially hysterical In this book you will see Bridget try to figure out just who she is in society and who she actually wants to be An entertaining light read that follows the foibles of the main character with much social commentary Dodging Satan is a uick read that will leave you wanting in the way of laughs and frivolity Recommended to any young girl trying to figure out her place in the world

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In this humorous coming of age story Bridget Flagherty a student at St Michael’s Catholic school outside Boston in the 60s and 70s takes refuge in her wacky misunderstandings of Bible Stories and Catholic beliefs to avoid the problems of her IrishItalian family life Her musings on sadistic nuns domestic violence emerging sexuality and God the Father’s romantic life will delight readers Bridget creates glorious supernatural worlds with exorcisms bird relics Virgin Martyrs time travel Biblical plagues even the ‘holy’ in holy water to cope with a family where leather handbags and even garlic can. The story follows the growing up of a young catholic girl – born of an Italian mother to an Irish father she seems to struggle with the worst aspects of both cultures The book is very well written and draws you into Bridget’s world which is utterly dominated by Catholicism If she works hard and gains good results at school she is chided for the sin of pride; if she underachieves she is wasting her God given talents As a teacher I was horrified by the constant undermining that she suffered at the hands of her teachers We are supposed to instil confidence and encourage young minds – the education Bridget receives is farcicalThe humour in the story comes from Bridget’s attempts to understand the bible; a case in point is her opinion that God was fed up with Eve because she rejected his advances and thus was expelled from the Garden of Eden Underlying the humour are stories of marital violence played out daily among Bridget’s relations Women are supposed to put up with the punishment meted out by drunken bullies The story ends with Bridget affirming that she will not go down this route – feminism has raised its head by this point and she will become a modern woman educated and strong

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Dodging SatanCause explosions An avid Bible reader who innocently believes everything the nuns tell her Bridget’s saints martyrs and boney Christs become alive and audible within her While the nuns chide her sinful ‘mathematical pride’ and slow eating habits God answers her prayers instantly by day but the devil visits nightly in the dark Scenes run the gamut from laugh out loud Catholic brainwashing of children to heart wrenching abuse to riveting teenage excursions toward sex Young Bridget tries to make sense of a world of raging men and domestically subjugated women and carve a future for herself wrestlin. Don’t judge this book by its cover This delightfully uick read reminds us all how literal children can be and how little they know when to ask the right uestions Young Bridget is baffled that all her religious interpretations are lost on the very adults teaching her Otherwise they would understand how much she is standing firm on the concepts all the bible stories have clarified for her But rather than being praised for her self perceived astuteness she is often mocked admonished or otherwise shunned for her newly formed wisdom She never lets that stop her just keeps paying attention and looking for enlightenment Bridey had me laughing and remembering my own misconceptions and inability to bring to light all the scary things of the dark The book was over much sooner than I wanted to let go of knowing about this lovely little girl growing up in the domain of wonder and unknowable I’d love to know where her undying faith and unbridled spirit would take her nextAn advanced copy of this book was provided for an honest review